currawong


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currawong

any Australian crowlike songbird of the genus Strepera, having black, grey, and white plumage: family Cracticidae
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This agreement continues a long working relationship between Goodrich and Currawong," said Ken Hosking, chief operating officer of Currawong.
THE pied currawong has increased in abundance rather than decreased, and the species has been implicated in the decline of other native bush birds.
But is the increase in currawong numbers really limiting bird populations or are their dastardly depredations exaggerated?
Species such as house sparrows, common blackbirds and common starlings, familiar introduced birds, featured prominently in the currawong prey list.
Few tears will be shed for these largely urban species, and currawong control in the suburbs could be counter-productive, reducing mortality in these alien species.
Unfortunately, direct currawong control is difficult and may be a short-term solution in any case.
To throw some light on this controversial question, Karen Bayly and Dr Daniel Blumstein of Macquarie University reviewed information on the foraging and predation habits of currawongs and did some analysis of the types of birds reported as prey.
Up in the canopy of the big eucalyptus swift parrots made a noisy start to the day and both green rosellas and black currawongs were Tasmanian endemic specialities.
Waking to the songs of parrots, currawongs and kookaburras, I want to explore the rest of the National Park before I set off back to the concrete jungle.
But they were the same youths who would admonish me if they thought that I was hurting the currawongs we banded as part of another program.
Plants which are heavy nectar-bearers (such as small garden-size grevilleas) and fruit bearers (like blueberry ash) may encourage territorial birds such as noisy miners and pied currawongs.